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Abu Dhabi updated its tourist travel rules on Thursday.

Travelers have been reminded to check this out Visit AbuDhabi.ae for the latest information and precautions on Covid-19 before making any plans.

Here are the rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors from green-listed and non-green-listed countries:

Travelers vaccinated or exempt from vaccination flying to Abu Dhabi

1. First, check if the UAE officially recognizes your vaccine. Abu Dhabi accepts vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and its Ministry of Health and Prevention Society.

2. Travelers must download or visit the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA UAE Smart) app ica.gov.ae Website to fill in the “Register Arrival Form” 48 hours before the travel date. All travelers must validate their vaccination (or exemption) via these platforms 48 hours prior to travel.

You will be asked to submit personal details, passport details, travel itinerary, address in Abu Dhabi and a copy of your vaccination card.

These must be approved prior to travel. The average time it takes the Medical Committee to process applications is 48 hours.

3. Received flight clearance. Travelers must take a PCR test within 48 hours of departure and will only fly if the test result is negative.

4. Upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, travelers are required to take another PCR test (only children under 12 and those with an official exemption are exempt). This PCR test is available in the terminal and is free of charge, you will receive the results within 90 minutes. Travelers can leave the airport and wait for the results at their hotel.

For unvaccinated travelers flying to Abu Dhabi

1. All preflight rules are the same. Travelers must take a PCR test within 48 hours of departure and will only fly if the test result is negative.

3. The same PCR test rules apply upon arrival.

How do the rules for green listed countries differ from non-green listed countries?

1. If the unvaccinated traveler from a Green List country, they have to do another PCR test on day 6 and day 9 (the arrival day is day 1). You don’t have to quarantine if the result is negative. If positive, they must be quarantined.

2. If the unvaccinated traveler is from a country that is not on the green list, they must be quarantined. If their PCR result at the airport is negative, they can go to the hotel and quarantine for 10 days.

If positive, they will receive a bracelet to wear during their 10-day quarantine period.

Both positive and negative travelers from the non-green list must undergo a second PCR test at a Seha test center on day 9. If the traveler was previously positive and then shows a negative, they can remove their wristband.

If travelers have traveled through a green-listed country to Abu Dhabi from a non-green-listed country, but have spent less than ten days at the green-listed location prior to their arrival in Abu Dhabi, they are still required to quarantine graduate in Abu Dhabi.

However, any time spent in the green-listed country prior to your arrival in Abu Dhabi will count towards the 10-day quarantine period.



Abu Dhabi border scanners for Covid-19 are in place for commuters on the E11.  Chris Whiteoak / The National


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Abu Dhabi border scanners for Covid-19 are in place for commuters on the E11. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Tourists from other Emirates

Vaccinated tourists must prove their full (double) vaccination status via their home country’s official vaccination record through a mobile application or physical certificate.

They must also provide a negative PCR test result received within the last 14 days if they have been in the UAE or a negative 48 hour PCR test from their home country. Unvaccinated visitors can enter with a negative PCR test received within the last 96 hours.

Fully vaccinated and unvaccinated international travelers entering Abu Dhabi via Dubai or other Emirates must follow the same guidelines as vaccinated and unvaccinated international travelers flying direct, plus some additional ground measures.

These include:

1. Received flight clearance. Depending on the country of departure or the airline, travelers may be required to take a negative PCR test within 48 hours of departure. Travelers are advised to check official channels or airline requirements before travelling. Information on who is required to take the pre-travel test is available on the Emirates Airline website.

2. Register and share personal information. Download or visit the ICA UAE Smart app ica.gov.ae website to fill in their “Arrival Form” 48 hours before the travel date.

3. Depending on the traveler’s country of departure, they may be required to complete a PCR test upon arrival at Dubai International Airport or Sharjah International Airport. If they take the test at the airport, they must stay at their hotel until they receive the results. If positive, the traveler will be isolated and will follow the guidelines of each emirate’s health authorities.

4. All passengers traveling to Abu Dhabi by road will be scanned by a mobile EDE scanner at the emirate’s point of entry.

For tourists entering Abu Dhabi via the Dubai/Abu Dhabi Road boarding point, the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi has designated the rightmost lane (Lane 1) as a dedicated tourist lane.

This alley also has a service office for guests and officials who help tourists.

Anyone with potential Covid-19 symptoms will be sent for a free rapid antigen test, with results delivered within 20 minutes. If the test is positive, travelers can continue to Abu Dhabi but will have to isolate themselves at either a quarantined hotel or their accommodation when visiting friends or family.

5. Vaccinated tourists must prove their full (double) vaccination status via their home country’s official vaccination record via a mobile application or physical certificate and present a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 14 days. Unvaccinated tourists can enter the country if they present a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 96 hours.

6. There are no further tests or quarantine measures in Abu Dhabi for the vaccinated if the test is negative.

7. An unvaccinated traveler originating from a green listed country and transiting through Dubai or the other Emirates does not need to be quarantined upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.

If the unvaccinated traveler is originally from a non-green list country and transits through Dubai or the other Emirates, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Abu Dhabi. If they have spent any time in Dubai or other emirates prior to Abu Dhabi, those days will be counted as a 10-day quarantine.

Admission to attractions in Abu Dhabi

To enter public attractions in Abu Dhabi, most of which only allow access to vaccinated visitors, people must prove their full (double) vaccination status via their home country’s official vaccination card or via their home country’s Covid-19 Response Mobile application, along with a negative PCR test result obtained within the last 14 days.

Unvaccinated tourists do not have access to attractions, with the exception of hotel accommodation.

People can download UAE test and Vaccination App, Al Hosn, to show green status to enter malls and attractions in the emirate.

What are the isolation rules in Abu Dhabi?

To complete their isolation period, people who test positive for Covid-19 must get two negative PCR results 24 hours apart, or have a PCR test on days 8 and 10 and complete 10 days of isolation without being in the last three days symptoms occur days quarantine after medical assessment.

Those with mild or moderate symptoms, or those not suffering from chronic illnesses, must be retested at a health facility in the emirate while they continue to isolate.

If this test is positive, the patient will be contacted by a specialist and asked to complete the isolation procedures.

Patients in these categories must also receive two negative PCR tests within 24 hours to complete isolation. However, they are urged to continue to comply with the precautionary measures once they resume activities.

People who have close contacts will receive a text message asking them to take a PCR test and self-quarantine using a link provided in the message.

Fully vaccinated individuals must be quarantined for seven days, with a 10-day requirement if unvaccinated.

Those who record a positive test must then follow the same protocols set out for those who contract the virus.

Anyone who tests negative should do an additional PCR test – on the sixth day for the vaccinated and on the ninth day for the unvaccinated.

If the result is negative again, they can end the isolation according to the Covid-19 safety rules.

How often is the Green List updated?

Regularly. the recent changes were created on January 1st and came into force on January 3rd.

As of January 3, the list includes 71 countries.

The UK witnessing a Rise in Covid-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant, as well as Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Russia and Lebanon have all been removed.

Abu Dhabi tourist attractions – in pictures

Reference-www.nach-welt.com

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